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John P. McKay, Professor of History at the University of Illinois, received his Ph.D. from the University of Columbia, Berkeley in 1968. Author of three books, he won the Herbert Baxter Adams Award from the American Historical Association with his Pioneers for Profit. He is a Senior Fulbright Fellow and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Early Civilizations of the Near East, to 464 B.C.E
Birth and Growth of Mesopotamian Civilization
  (ca 3000-2331 B.C.E.)
        The Invention of Writing and Intellectual Advances
          (ca 3000-2331 B.C.E.)
        Sumerian Thought and Religion
        Sumerian Society
        The Triumph of Babylon and the Spread of Mesopotamian
          Civilization (2331-ca 1595 B.C.E.)
Egypt, the Land of the Pharaohs (3100-1200 B.C.E.)
        The God-King of Egypt
        The Pharaohs People
        The Hyksos in Egypt (1640-1570 B.C.E)
        The New Kingdom: Revival and Empire (1570-1075 B.C.E)
                 Individuals in Society: Nefertiti
The Rise of the Hittites
        A Shattered Egypt and a Rising Phoenicia
The Children of Isreal
        Daily Life in Israel
Assyria, the Military Monarchy (859-612 B.C.E)
The Empire of the Persian Kings (ca 1000-464 B.C.E)
        The Creation of the Persian Empire (550-464 B.C.E)
        The Religion of Zoroaster
        The Span of the Persian Empire

Chapter 2: The Foundation of Indian Society, to 300 C.E.
The Land and Its First Settlers (ca3000-1500 B.C.E)
The Aryans and the Vedic Age (ca 1500-500 B.C.E)
        Early Indian Society, 1000-500 B.C.E.
        Brahmanism
Indias Great Religions
        Jainism
                Individuals in Society: Gosala
        Siddhartha Gautama and Buddhism
        Hinduism
India and the West (ca 513-298 B.C.E)
The Mauryan Empire (ca 322-185 B.C.E)
        The Reign of Ashoka (ca 269-232 B.C.E)
Small States and the Trading Networks (200 B.C.E. -300 C.E.
 
Chapter 3: Chinas Classical Age, to 256 B.C.E.
The Emergence of Civilization in China
        The Neolithic Age
        The Shang Dynasty (ca 1500-ca1050 B.C.E)
The Early Zhou Dynasty (ca 1050-500 BCE)
        Zhou Politics
        Zhou Society
The Warring States Period (500-221 BCE)
Confucius and His Followers
        Individuals in Society: Guan Zhong
Daoism, Legalism, and Other Schools of Thought
        Daoism
        Legalism
        Yin and Yang
 
Chapter 4: The Greek Experience (ca 3500-146 B.C.E)
The Polis (ca 800 B.C.E)
The Archaic Age (ca 800-500 B.C.E)
        Overseas Expansion
        The Growth of Sparta
        The Evolution of Athens
The Classical Period (500-338 B.C.E)
        The Deadly Conflicts (499-404 B.C.E)
        Athenian Arts in the Age of Pericles
        Aspects of Social Life in Athens
        Greek Religion
        The Flowering of Philosophy
        From Polis to Monarchy (404-323 B.C.E)
The Spread of Hellenism
        Cities and Kingdoms
        Building a Shared Society
The Economic Scope of the Hellenistic World
Hellenistic Intellectual Advances
        Religion in the Hellenistic World
        Philosophy and the People
        Hellenistic Science
                Individuals in Society: Archimedes
        Hellenistic Medicine
 
Chapter 5: The World of Rome (753 B.C.E- 479 C.E.)
The Etruscans and Rome (ca 750-290 B.C.E)
        The Etruscans and the Roman Settlement of Italy
          (ca 750-509 B.C.E)
        The Roman Conquest of Italy (509-209 B.C.E)
The Roman Republic
        Social Conflict in Rome
Roman Expansion and Its Repercussions (282-27 B.C.E)
        The Age of Overseas Conquest (282-45 B.C.E)
        Old Values and Greek Culture
        The Late Republic (133-31 B.C.E)
The Pax Romana
        Augustuss Settlement (31 B.C.E-14 C.E)
        Administration and Expansion under Augustus
The Coming of Christianity
        Unrest in Judaea
        The Life and Teachings of Jesus
        The Spread of Christianity
        The Appeal of Christianity
The "Golden" Age
                Individuals in Society: Plutarch of Chaironeia
        Life in the Golden Age
Rome and the East (235-284 C.E.)
        Conflict and Commerce between Rome and Parthia
        Contacts Between Rome and China
The Empire from crisis to Triumph (284-337 C.E.)
        Reconstruction under Diocletian and Constantine
          (284-337 C.E.)
        The Acceptance of Christianity
        The Construction of Constantinople
        From the Classical World to Late Antiquity
 
Chapter 6: East Asia and the Spread of Buddhism,
  256 B.C.E.-800 C.E.
The Age of Empire in China
        The Qin Unification (256-206 BCE)
        The Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)
        Inner Asia and the Silk Road
        Han Intellectual and Cultural Life
        Economy and Society in Han China
                Individuals in Society: The Ban Family
        China and Rome
        The Fall of the Han and the Age of Division
The Spread of Buddhism Out of India
The Chinese Empire Re-created: Sui (581-618) and
  Tang (618-907)
        The Tang Dynasty (618-907)
        Tang Culture
The East Asian Cultural Sphere
        Vietnam
        Korea
        Japan
 
Chapter 7: Europe and Western Asia, ca 350-850
The Byzantine Empire
        Sources of Byzantine Strength
        The Sasanid Kingdom of Persia and Byzantium
                Individuals in Society: Theodora of Constantinople
        The Law Code of Justinian
        Byzantine Intellectual Life
        Constantinople: The Second Rome
The Growth of the Christian Church
        The Church and its Leaders
        The Western Church and the Eastern Church
        The Iconoclastic Controversy
        Christian Monasticism
Christian Ideas and Practices
        Adjustment to Classical Culture
        Saint Augustine
        Missionary Activity
        Conversion and Assimilation
Migrating Peoples
        Celts, Huns, and Germans
        Barbarian Society
        Social and Economic Structures
        The Frankish Kingdom
        Charlemagne
 
Chapter 8: The Islamic World, ca 600-1400
The Origins of Islam
        Muhammad
        The Islamic Faith
Islamic States and Their Expansion
        Reasons for the Spread of Islam
        The Caliphate
        The Abbasid Caliphate
        Administration of the Islamic Territories
Fragmentation and Military Challenges (900-1400)
        The Ascendancy of the Turks
        The Mongols Invasions
Muslim Society: The Life of the People
        The Classes of Society
        Slavery
        Women in Classical Islamic Society
Trade and Commerce
Cultural Developments
        Individuals in Society: Abu ‘Abdallah Ibn Battuta
        Education and Intellectual Life
        Sufism
        Muslim-Christian Encounters.
 
Chapter 9: African Societies and Kingdoms, ca 400-1450
The Land and Peoples of Africa
        Egypt, Africa, and Race
        Early African Societies
        Bantu Migrations
        Kingdoms of the Western Sudan, ca 1000 BCE-1500 CE
        The Trans-Saharan Trade
African Kingdoms and Empires (ca 800-1450)
        The Kingdom of Ghana (ca 900-1100)
        The Kingdom of Mali (ca1200-1450)
        Ethiopia: the Christian Kingdom of Axum
                Individuals in Society: Amda Siyon
        The East African City-States
        Southern Africa
 
Chapter 10: Civilizations of the Americas, 2500 BCE- 1500 CE
The Early Peoples of the Americas
        Settling the Americas
        The Development of Agriculture
Early Civilizations
        Mounds, Towns, and Trade in North and South America
        The Olmecs
Classical Era Mesoamerica and North America
        Maya Technology and Trade
        Maya Science and Religion
        Teotihuacán and the Toltecs
        Hohokam, Hopewell, and Mississippian
The Aztecs
        Religion and War in Aztec Society
                Individuals in Society: Tlacaélel
        The Life of the People
        The Cities of the Aztecs
The Incas
        Earlier Peruvian Cultures
        Inca Imperialism
        Inca Society
 
Chapter 11: Central and Southern Asia, to 1400
Central Asian Nomads
        The Turks
        The Mongols
        Daily Life
Chinggis Khan and the Mongol Empire
        Chinggiss Successors
        The Mongols as Rulers
East-West Communication During the Mongol Era
India, 300-1400
        The Gupta Empire (ca 320-480)
        Indias Medieval Age (ca 500-1400) and the
          First Encounter with Islam
                Individuals in Society: Bhaskara the Teacher
        Daily Life in Medieval India
        Southeast Asia, to 1400
        The Spread of Indian Culture in Comparative Perspective
 
Chapter 12: East Asia, ca 800-1400
        The Medieval Chinese Economic Revolution (800-1100)
China During the Song Dynasty (960-1279)
        The Scholar-Officials and New-Confucianism
                Individuals in Society: Shen Gua
        Womens Lives
Japans Heian Period (794-1185)
        Fujiwara Rule
        Aristocratic Culture
The Samurai and The Kamakura Shogunate (1185-1333)
        Military Rule
        Cultural Trends
 
Chapter 13: Europe in the Middle Ages, 850-1400
Political Developments
        Feudalism and Manorialism
        Invasions and Migrations
        The Restoration of Order
        Law and Justice
Revival and Reform in the Christian Church
        Monastic Reforms
                Individuals in Society: Hildegard of Bingen
        Papal Reforms
        Popular Religion
The Expansion of Latin Christendom
        Toward a Christian Society
The Crusades
        Background of the Crusades
        The Course of the Crusades
        Consequences
The Changing Life of the People
        Those Who Work
        Those Who Fight
        Towns and Cities
        The Expansion of Long-Distance Trade
The Culture of the Middle Ages
        Universities and Scholasticism
        Cathedrals
        Troubadour Poetry
Crises of the Later Middle Ages
        The Great Famine and the Black Death
        The Hundred Years War
        Challenges to the Church
        Peasant and Urban Revolts
 
Chapter 14: Europe in the Renaissance and Reformation,
  1350-1600
Renaissance Culture
        Economic and Political Context
        Intellectual Change
                Individuals in Society: Leonardo Da Vinci
        Secularism
        Christian Humanism
        The Printed Word
        Art and the Artist
Social Hierarchies
        Race
        Class
        Gender
Politics and the State in the Renaissance (ca 1450-1521)
        France
        England
        Spain
        The Habsburgs
The Protestant Reformation
        Criticism of the Church
        Martin Luther
        Protestant Thought and Its Appeal
        The Radical Reformation and the German Peasants War
        The Reformation and Marriage
        The Reformation and German Politics
        The Spread of the Protestant Reformation
        Calvinism
The Catholic Reformation
        The Reformed Papacy and the Council of Trent
        New Religious Orders
Religious Violence
        French Religious Wars
        The Netherlands Under Charles V
        The Great European Witch-Hunt
 
Chapter 15: The Acceleration of Global Contact
The Indian Ocean: Hub of an Afro-Eurasian Trading World
        People and Cultures
        Religious Revolutions
        Trade and Commerce
European Discovery, Reconnaissance, and Expansion
        Causes of European Expanision
        Technological Stimuli to Exploration
        The Portuguese Overseas Empire
                Individuals in Society: Zheng He
        The Problem of Christopher Columbus
        New World Conquest
The Impact of Contact
        Colonial Administration
        The Columbian Exchange
        Spanish Settlement and Indigenous Population Decline
        Sugar and Slavery
Global Trade Networks
The Chinese and Japanese Discovery of the West
The World-Wide Economic Effects of Spanish Silver
 
Chapter 16: Absolutism and Constitutionalism in
  Europe, ca 1589-1725
Seventeenth-Century Crisis and Rebuilding
Economic and Demographic Crisis
The Return of Serfdom in the East
The Thirty Years War
        Seventeenth-Century State-Building: Common
          Obstacles and Achievements
Absolutism in France and Spain
        The Foundations of Absolutism: Henry IV, Sully, and Richelieu
        Louis XIV and Absolutism
        Financial and Economic Management Under Louis XIV: Colbert
        Louis XIVs Wars
        The Decline of Absolutist Spain in the Seventeenth Century
Absolutism in Eastern Europe: Austria, Prussia, and Russia
        The Austrian Habsburgs
        Prussia in the Seventeenth Century
        The Consolidation of Prussian Absolutism
        The Mongol Yoke and the Rise of Moscow
        Tsar and People to 1689
        The Reforms of Peter the Great
Constitutionalism
Absolutist Claims in England (1603-1649)
        Religious Divides
        Puritanical Absolutism in England: Cromwell
          and the Protectorate
        The Restoration of the English Monarchy
        The Triumph of Englands Parliament: Constitutional
          Monarchy and Cabinet Government
The Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century
        Individuals in Society: Glückel of Hameln
 
Chapter 17: Toward a New Worldview in the West
The Scientific Revolution
        Scientific Thought in 1500
        The Copernican Hypothesis
        From Brahe to Galileo
        Newtons Synthesis
        Causes of the Scientific Revolution
        Science and Society
The Enlightenment
        The Emergence of the Enlightenment
        The Philosophes and the Public
        Urban Culture and the Public Sphere
        Late Enlightenment
        Race and the Enlightenment
The Enlightenment and Absolutism
        Frederick the Great of Prussia
                Individuals in Society: Moses Mendelssohn
                  and the Jewish Enlightenment
        Catherine the Great of Russia
        The Austrian Habsburgs
 
Chapter 18: Africa and the World, ca 1400-1800
Senegambia and Benin
        Women, Marriage, and Work
        Trade and Industry
The Sudan: Songhay, Kanem-Bornu, and Hausaland
Ethiopia
The Swahili City-States
The African Slave Trade
        The Atlantic Slave Trade
                Individuals in Society: Olaudah Equiano
        Consequences Within Africa
 
Chapter 19: The Islamic World Powers, ca 1400-1800
The Three Turkish Ruling Houses: The Ottomans,
  Safavids, and Mughals
        The Ottoman Turkish Empire
                Individuals in Society: Hürrem
        The Safavid Theoracy in Persia
        The Mughal Empire in India
Cultural Flowering
        City and Palace Building
        Intellectual and Religious Trends
        Coffee Houses
Non-Muslims Under Muslim Rule
Shifting Trade Routes and European Penetration
        European Rivalry for the Indian Trade
        Factory-Fort Societies
        The Rise of the British East India Company
Dynastic Decline
 
Chapter 20: Continuity and Change in East Asia,
  ca 1400-1800
Ming China, 1368-1644
        Problems with the Imperial Institution
        The Mongols and the Great Wall
        The Examination Life
        Life of the People
                Individuals in Society: Tan Yunxian, Woman Doctor
        Ming Decline
The Manchus and Qing China, 1644-1800
        Competent and Long-Lived Emperors
        Imperial Expansion
Japans Middle Ages
        Muromachi Culture
        Civil War
        The Victors: Nobunaga and Hideyoshi
The Tokugawa Shogunate
        Commercialization
        The Life of the People in the Edo Period
East Asian Maritime Trade and Piracy
        Zheng Hes Voyages
        Piracy and Japans Overseas Adventures
        Europeans Enter the Scene
        Missionaries
        Learning from the West
        British Efforts to Expand Trade with China
          in the Eighteenth Century
 
Chapter 21:The Revolution in Politics, 1775-1815
Background to Revolution
        Legal Orders and Social Change
        The Crisis of Political Legitimacy
        The Impact of the American Revolution
        Financial Crisis
Revolution in Metropole and Colony, 1789-1791
        The Formation of the National Assembly
        The Revolt of the Poor and the Oppressed
        A Limited Monarchy
        Revolutionary Aspirations in Saint-Domingue
World War and Republican France, 1791-1799
        Foreign Reactions and the Beginning of War
        The Second Revolution
        Total War and the Terror
        Revolution in Saint-Domingue
        The Thermidorian Reaction and the Directory, 1794-1799
The Napoleonic Era, 1799-1815
        Napoleons Rule of France
        Napoleons Expansion in Europe
        The War of Haitian Independence
        The Grand Empire and Its End
 
Chapter 22: The Industrial Revolution in Europe, ca 1780-1860
The Initial Breakthrough in England
        Eighteenth-Century Origins
        The Agricultural Revolution
        The Growth of Foreign Trade
        The First Factories
Energy and Transportation
        The Problem of Energy
        The Steam Engine Breakthrough
        The Coming of the Railroads
        Industry and Population
Industrialization in Continental Europe
        National Variations
        The Challenge of Industrialization
        Agents of Industrialization
Capital and Labor
        The New Class of Factory Owners
        The New Factory Workers
                Individuals in Society: The Strutt Family
        Conditions of Work
        The Sexual Division of Labor
        The Early Labor Movement
 
Chapter 23: The Triumph of Nationalism in Europe, 1815-1914
Peace, Radical Ideas, and Romanticism
        The Peace Settlement
        Liberalism
        Nationalism
        Socialism
        Romanticism
Reforms and Revolutions, 1815-1850
        Liberal Reform in Great Britain
        Revolutions in France
        The Revolutions of 1848 in Central Europe
Nation Building in Italy, Germany, and Russia
        Cavour, Garibaldi, and the Unification of Italy
        Bismarck and German Unification
                Individuals in Society: Giuseppe Garibaldi
        The Modernization of Russia
Life in Urban Society
        Taming the City
        Social Structure and The Middle Classes
        The Working Classes
        The Changing Family
        Science and Culture
The Responsive National State, 1871-1914
        The German Empire
        Republican France
        Great Britain and the Austro-Hungarian Empire
        Jewish Emancipation and Modern Anti-Semitism
        The Socialist Movement
 
Chapter 24: Africa, Southwest Asia, and Western
  Imperialism, 1800-1914
Industrialization and the World Economy
        The Rise of Global Inequality
        The World Market
        The Great Migration
Western Imperialism, 1880-1914
        Causes of the New Imperialism
        Western Critics of Imperialism
        African and Asian Resistance
The Islamic Heartland Under Pressure
        Decline and Reform in the Ottoman Empire
        Egypt: From Reform to British Occupation
Sub-Saharan Africa: From the Slave Trade to European Rule
        African Trade and Social Change (1800-1880)
        Islamic Revival and Expansion
        The Seizure of Africa (1880-1902)
        Southern Africa in the Nineteenth Century
        The Imperial System (1900-1930)
 
Chapter 25: Asia in the Era of Imperialism, 1800-1914
India and the British Empire in Asia
Competition for Southeast Asia
        The Dutch East Indies
        Mainland Southeast Asia
        The Philippines
China Under Pressure
        The Opium War
        Internal Problems
        The Self-Strengthening Movement
        The End of the Monarchy in China
Japans Rapid Transformation
        The Opening of Japan
        The Meiji Restoration
        Industrialization
        Japan as an Imperial Power
The Movement of Peoples
        Westerners to Asia
        Asian Emigration
                Individuals in Society: Jose Rizal
 
Chapter 26: Nation Building in the Western
  Hemisphere and Australia
Latin America, 1800-1929
        The Origins of the Revolutions
        Resistance and Rebellion
        Independence
Neocolonialism
The Impact of Immigration
The United States, 1789-1929
        Manifest Destiny
Black Slavery in the South
                Individuals in Society: Crazy Horse
        The Civil War
        Industrialization and Immigration
Canada, from French Colony to Nation
Australia, from Penal Colony to Nation
The New Countries in Comparative Perspective
 
Chapter 27: The Great Break: War and Revolution
The First World War
        The Bismarckian System of Alliances
        The Rival Blocs
        The Outbreak of War
        Stalemate and Slaughter
        The Widening War
The Home Front
        Mobilizing for Total War
        The Social Impact
        Growing Political Tensions
                Individuals in Society: Vera Brittain
The Russian Revolution
        The Fall of Imperial Russia
        The Provisional Government
        Lenin and the Bolshevik Revolution
        Dictatorship and Civil War
The Peace Settlement
        The End of the War
        The Treaty of Versailles
        American Rejection of the Versailles Treaty
 
Chapter 28: Nationalism in Asia, 1914-1939
The First World War and Western Imperialism
The Middle East
        The First World War and the Arab Revolt
        The Turkish Revolution
        Iran and Afghanistan
        The Arab States and Palestine
Toward Self-Rule in India
        Promises and Repression (1914-1919)
        The Roots of Militant Nonviolence
        Gandhi Leads the Way
Turmoil in East Asia
        The Rise of Nationalist China
        Chinas Intellectual Revolution
        From Liberalism to Ultranationalism in Japan
                Individuals in Society: Ning Lao
        Japan Against China
        Southeast Asia
 
Chapter 29: The Age of Anxiety in the West
Uncertainty in Modern Thought
        Modern Philosophy
        The Revival of Christianity
        The New Physics
        Freudian Psychology
        Twentieth-Century Literature
Modern Art and Music
        Architecture and Design
        Modern Painting and Music
Movies and Radio
The Search for Peace and Political Stability
        Germany and the Western Powers
        Hope in Foreign Affairs (1924-1929)
                Individuals in Society: Gustav Stresemann
The Great Depression (1929-1939)
        The Economic Crisis
        Mass Unemployment
        The New Deal in the United States
        The Scandinavian Response to the Depression
        Recovery and Reform in Britain and France
 
Chapter 30: Dictatorships and the Second World War
Authoritarian States
        Conservative Authoritarianism
        Radical Totalitarian Dictatorships
Stalins Soviet Union
        From Lenin to Stalin
        The Five-Year Plans
        Life and Culture in Soviet Society
        Stalinist Terror and the Great Purges
Mussolini and Fascism in Italy
        The Seizure of Power
        The Regime in Action
Hitler and Nazism in Germany
        The Roots of Nazism
        Hitlers Road to Power
        The Nazi State and Society
        Hitlers Popularity
Aggression and Appeasement (1933-1939)
The Second World War
        Hitlers Empire in Europe, 1939-1942
                Individuals in Society: Primo Levi
        Japans Asian Empire
        The Grand Alliance
        The War in Europe, 1942-1945
        The War in the Pacific, 1942-1945
 
Chapter 31:Global Recovery and Division Between
  Superpowers
The Division of Europe
        The Origins of the Cold War
        West Versus East
Renaissance and Crisis in Western Europe
        The Postwar Challenge
        "Building Europe" and Decolonization
        The Changing Class Structure
        Economic and Social Dislocation, 1970-1990
The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1945-1991
        Stalins Last Years
        Limited De-Stalinization and Stagnation
        The Gorbachev
        The Revolutions of 1989
        Cold War Finale and Soviet Disintegration
                Individuals in Society: Vaclav Havel
The United States: Confrontation and Transformation
        Americas Economic Boom and Civil Rights Revolution
        Youth and the Counterculture
        The United States in World Affairs, 1964-1991
Japans Resurgence as a First World Power
        Japans American Revolution
        "Japan, Inc"
        Japan in the Post-Cold War World
The Post-Cold War Era in Europe, 1991 to the Present
        Common Patterns and Problems
Recasting Eastern Europe and Russia Without Communism
 
Chapter 32: Latin America, Asia, and Africa in
  the Contemporary World
Latin America: Moving Toward Democracy
        Economic Nationalism in Latin America
        Authoritarianism and Democracy in Latin America
        Latin America in the 1990s
The Resurgence of East Asia
        The Communist Victory in China
        Maos China
        The Limits of Reform
        The Asian "Economic Tigers"
        Political and Economic Progress in Southeast Asia
        The Reunification of Vietnam
New Nations and Old Rivalries in South Asia
        The End of British India
        Pakistan and Bangladesh
        India Since Independence
The Islamic Heartland
        The Arab-Israeli Conflict
        The Development of Egypt
        Israel and the Palestinians
        Nationalism, Fundamentalism, and Competition
        Algeria and Civil War
Imperialism and Nationalism in Sub-Saharan Africa
        The Growth of African Nationalism
        Achieving Independence with New Leaders
        Ghana Shows the Way
        French-Speaking Regions
Sub-Saharan Africa Since 1960
        Striving for National Unity
        Nigeria, Africas Giant
                Individuals in Society: Leopold Sedar Senghor
        The Struggle in Southern Africa
        Political Reform in Africa Since 1990
Interpreting the Experiences of the Emerging World
 
Chapter 33: A New Era in World History
Global Unity or Continued Division
        Nation-States and the United Nations
        Complexity and Violence in a Multipolar World
        The Terrorist Threat
        Weapons of Mass Destruction
Global Interdependence
        Multinational Corporations
        Industrialization and Modernization
        Agriculture and the Green Revolution
        The Economics and Politics of Globalization
        Pressure on Vital Resources and Economic
          Development
The Growth of Cities, 1945 to the Present
        Rapid Urbanization
        Overcrowding and Shantytowns
        Rich and Poor
        Urban Migrations and the Family
        Urbanization and Agriculture
Science and Technology: Changes and Challenges
        The Medical Revolution
        Population Change: Balancing the Numbers
        Global Epidemics
        Environmentalism
        Mass Communication
Social Reform and Progress
        Women: The Right to Equality
        Children: The Right to Childhood
Education
                Individuals in Society: His Holiness the
                  Fourteenth Dalai Lama
 

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9780312682934
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Bedford/St. Martin's
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General
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Buckler, John P.
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Beck, Roger B.
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White, Carol L.
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Ebray, Patricia Buckley
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Buckley Ebrey, Patricia
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McKay, John P.
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Ebrey, Patricia Buckley
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Ward, Walter D.
Author:
Wiesner-Hanks, Merry E.
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Buckler, John
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Hill, Bennett D.
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Gainty, Denis
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Crowston, Clare Haru
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General History
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World
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World - General
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Social history
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World History-General
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Eighth Edition
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Complete Edition (Vo
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20091007
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English
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